Fodder Scam Case : Special CBI court in Ranchi to pronounce judgment today

A special CBI court, in Ranchi will pronounce its judgment today in the fodder scam case. RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra are the key accused in the case.The case pertains to fraudulent withdrawal of more than 89 lakh rupees from Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994.

Besides the two former chief ministers, former MP RK Rana and three former IAS officers are also among the 22 accused in the fodder case. The other accused in the case include former Bihar minister Vidya Sagar Nishad, former Public Accounts Committee chairmen Jagdish Sharma and Dhruv Bhagat.

A chargesheet was filed against 38 persons on October 27, 1997. A CBI official said eleven of them died and three turned approvers while two other accused confessed to their crime and were convicted in 2006-07.

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